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Jack Binns: from workhouse boy to wireless hero.

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

John Allen will be telling Jack’s story from being born in Brigg Workhouse to saving over 1,500 lives on the RMS Republic in 1909 (still the largest high sea rescue to date). He was later offered a position on the Titanic which, fortunately for him, he refused. Interest in the sunken vessel still goes on, as it was reputably a `treasure` vessel delivering gold to the Tsar of Russia. Here’s a short film of the attempts to recover the wreck and its cargo. https://youtu.be/dKIHQKH5-90

Jack Binns

 

Brigg Workhouse

RMS Republic

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organiser

Ann Crick
Phone:
07889457383

Venue

Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall
Kirton in Lindsey
Gainsborough, DN21 4LZ
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